The United Kingdom alone generates 6.6m tons of food, drink and packaging waste per annum, at a cost of £5bn. Scientists and environmentalists are always coming up with intriguing solutions to find ways to fight against waste.
Just recently, “Tomorrow Machine” – a Swedish design studio based in Stockholm & Paris that specializes in package, product and food concepts – suggested the following innovative packaging designs for food products such as rice, smoothies and oil.
RICE PACKAGES MADE OF BIODEGRADABLE BEESWAX:
The packages designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice could be peeled like a fruit.
SMOOTHIE PACKETS MADE OUT OF GEL OF THE AGAR AGAR SEAWEED AND WATER:
The idea behind using agar agar seaweed gel and water is that the package should wither at the same rate as its content.
Though it could be only used for drinks that have a short life span and that need to be refrigerated such as fresh juice, smoothies and cream.
OIL PACKAGE MADE OF CARAMELIZED SUGAR, COATED WITH WAX:
The material of such packaging can be cracked open like an egg shell. The wax no longer protects the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This could be used for oil-based food.
For more interesting and innovative ideas for the future, visit Tomorrow Machine’s official website.